Posts tagged Beauty
Mama's Day Out with Jouer

I was in need of a day dressed up and out and about town last week so I was thrilled to be invited to a launch party for the new pressed powder from Jouer. The whole event was set up at one of my favorite french bakeries, Le Marais, in San Francisco. There were pastries, mimosas, and an amazing french dinner. I was so happy to get an opportunity to chat with other bay area beauty bloggers and meet Jouer’s founder. Rachel (from 5oclocksunday) came as my guest and it was great to get out and about without the kiddos to catch up and learn some new beauty secrets.


I made sure to rock my Jouer beauty products to the event. The eyeshadow palette is my new daily go to and the lip plumper is incredible! The new flawless finish powder is the perfect final finish too! Head over to Jouer to pick-up these essentials.

Benefit Pink Palace HQ Visit

I got to tour the PINK PALACE aka Benefit's HQ. It was amazing and amazingly pink. So, I’m clearly in love with Benefit and I love even more that they are a brand born and raised in SF, that's still based here. They genuinely have some of my go to makeup. The concealer, brow gel + brow pencil, and hula bronzer are ALWAYS in my makeup bag and the shadow has become a new favorite thing along with a few other products I’ve included below.

Shop this beauty look here

....and thanks to Benefit for having me and Moni for always doing my makeup!

With love,


Girl's Date at Senspa X Cosmedix

I took my bestie to Senspa for a girl’s date complete with Cosmedix facials.


Last week I took my bestie (aka Rachel from @5oclocksunday) with me to Senspa to get Cosmedix facials. Senspa is an amazing hidden gem located in the Presidio of San Francisco. I love that it’s a bit off the beaten path and a nice little surprise oasis on the north side of town. Our aestheticians were absolutely lovely and customized each facial to our unique skin needs. After check-in we each consulted with our facialist and they recommended the perfect Cosmedix products based on our areas of concern. We both decided that we wanted a boost of hydration but it was great to see how different our experiences were. Let’s just say, we both came out glowing!



A few things that I love about the Cosmedix brand:

  • They are cruelty-free! This has become more and more of a standard when I’m searching for products.

  • They believe that “what you put on your skin is as important as what you put in your body” and I absolutely agree…. especially with this little one growing in my belly.

  • Their products are completely great for sensitive skin because they are free of harsh and irritating ingredients such as parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, PEGs, sodium lauryl sulfate, hydroquinone, glycolic acid and artificial dyes and fragrances.

  • And they work! That’s selfishly the best part. They make your skin look and feel really great.

My favorite part of my facial was the LED light machine they used after my amazing mask, it really makes your skin look and feel so plump and youthful. Rachel had them focus on exfoliating her skin and bringing back some glow into her new mom skin (as she calls it, I personally think her skin looks great). I will say, I’m going to spend as much time as possible indulging in the self love before my sweet little girl gets her because I’m sure I’ll have far less time on my hands post-baby.




After our treatment we drank some cucumber infused water and took a mini-tour of the Senspa facilities before I had to jump on a flight to Los Angeles. I wish we had more time to hang in their silent meditation rooms and cafe but that will have to be saved for our next facial. If you want to check out the full Cosmedix product line you can here. And definitely check out their spa exclusive product set as well. I can’t wait to hear what you think!


With love,


Makeup Tutorial: Gigi Hadid

Makeup Tutorial: Gigi Hadid

Me and Moni are back at it but this time with a celebrity make-up tutorial. We decided to recreate a look from one of my girl crushes Gigi Hadid. I love the dark lip and soft wide eyed look. Luckily, I had a pro to help me try a more dramatic look for the first time. Check out our tutorial to recreate the look yourself. You can find the specific items we used in the shopping guide below. 


Makeup we used:

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For more beauty tutorials and looks go follow Moni and don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel.

With love,



Makeup Tutorial: Blonde vs Brunette

Charlotte Tilbury Blonde vs Brunette

Moni, my favorite makeup guru, came over and did a "blonde vs. brunette" inspired makeup showdown with my bestie, Rachel from @5oclocksunday. I hope you enjoy it!

Makeup we used:

Magic Cream

Hollywood Flawless Filter (Color: 2 light clair)

Airbrush Flawless Finish (Color: 2 medium)

Cheek To Chic (Colors: Swish and Pop Blusher)

Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Hollywood Beauty Light Wand Easy Highlighter

The Dolce Vita

The Uptown Girl

Bar Of Gold Palette

Colour Chameleon (Color: Amber Haze)

Legendary Lashes

Lip Cheat (Color: Pillow Talk)

Lipstick (Color: Bitch Perfect on me, Sexy Senna on Rachel)


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For more beauty tutorials and looks go follow Moni and don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel.

With love,



Makeup Tutorial: IT'S A GIRL!


I'm having a girl, OMG! It is still so crazy to believe. Moni, my favorite makeup guru, came over and did a "i'm having a girl" inspired makeup tutorial. I hope you enjoy it!

Whether you're having a girl too, or a boy, or just like every girl that loves pink and nice dewy glow.... this look is for you. It's honestly my go to daily vibe typically (minus the lashes) and includes many of my daily favorite products! 

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For more beauty tutorials and looks go follow Moni and don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel.

With love,



Sister Style: Bohemian Braids
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As I'm sure you've noticed, my sister Savannah and I are big fans of wearing bohemian braids. These are especially great if you have second day hair yet still want to look like you put in a little effort. I also love the versatility of braids which can dress up a casual every-day look or even dress down fancier cocktail attire. Last time I was down visiting Savannah, we decided to get our friend Chrissy from Hair by Chrissy to show us how to take our braided hairstyles to a whole new level. 

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For my before look, we started with my hair's natural texture and added subtle beach waves with a 1.5" curling wand. Next we let Chrissy work her magic while we messed around with my niece, Everleigh. Side note: For those of you interested in what I'm wearing, the tee above is Vintage Havana. For the rest of our looks check out the shopping guide at the bottom of this post. 

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Hair:  Hair by Chrissy ;   Photography:  White Locket Films

Hair: Hair by ChrissyPhotography: White Locket Films

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Shop our outfits!

What do you think, which was your favorite braided style? Leave me a comment below and let me know which hair tutorial you'd like to see next. Also, if you want to see the full details on how these styles were created, check out Savannah's YouTube tutorial below.

With love, Chantelle.